A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
Crank: High Voltage
Stay Charged, Stay Alive!
Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.
Movies like these exist in another realm. They do not make sense. They are proud of it. They celebrate a full-testosterone, chauvinistic, sexist, semi-pornographic, parodic, overtly violent and electricity-charged tsunami of the ideas that precocious adolescents under the influence of nerve-altering hallucinogenics would have if given lots of budget, a camera and lots of porn actors incuding Ron Jeremy in the cast to work for them in order to party with basically everything that is wrong with our insane society.
Yes, I love it. This is art.
A tracking shot might be moral
But no morals here.
"NO! My Hermes handbag!"
Fuck You de cinema.
Delicious. 95 minutes of pure, exploitative trash. Better than the original in every conceivable way.
An immoral cinema
Is also a free cinema.
Not a spectacle we want
But a spectacle we deserve.
what did chev chelios do to deserve any of this
Quite possibly one of the most entertaining movies ever made, Crank: High Voltage earns it's title by injecting itself with high octane visuals, editing, and action, making for a energizing watch. There is even a Japanese-style Kaiju fight. This movie throws everything and the kitchen sink with the plumber into the fray. It's honestly amazing this is an American production. it's zaniness feels very foreign, and I understand why many didn't care for this movie. I, of course, had a total blast with it.
So I decided to review this before I see Hardcore Henry in the near future, since I heard comparisons between these films. If Hardcore is as fun as this, then I should have a good time. And if you enjoyed Hardcore and HAVEN'T seen Crank: High Voltage, you should do so immediately. Highly recommended: 9/10
Maybe the stupidest film I have seen in a long time, but still entertaining. It is filmed as if Tarantino's brain was in the body of Harold Lloyd when Lloyd was a five year old. Statham literally spends the entire film chasing down his heart and killing pretty much everybody and the film just gets crazier and crazier as it goes along.
Perfect music video for some Russian hardbass song.
"You're Chev Chelios, right? The sickest, most wicked-ist motherfucker that ever vaporized motherfuckers in cold-blood, right?"
Totally, completely and unabashedly insane.
a blessing upon this cruel earth
I used to joke and say this movie should be included in the Criterion Collection.
Now I'm not joking. This movie is just as important and should be taken as seriously as all the other Criterions.
If you disagree, you have no taste.
That sex scene will be playing in the back of my head for the rest of my life, I'll be at a job interview and I'll start laughing out of nowhere because Amy Smart was riding Jason Statham in the middle of a horse race.
It's quite sexist... but in a really good and awesome way.
Everytime, it gets more crackers!
The frantic pace and imaginative camera work is still enjoyable. But it is basically just more of the same. Statham isn't relied on as much this time - which is possibly a mistake. And the fan-baiting cameos are a distraction; particularly Carradine and Halliwell. I guess it gave the directors some Ghost Rider practice though.
Edgar Wright's 1000 Favorite Movies via MUBI.